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Two File For Two Seats On Lee’s Summit R-7 Board Of Education
January 19, 2013
Two candidates have filed for two positions on the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District Board of Education. Filing closed for R-7 Board of Education candidates on Jan. 15.
Candidates (listed in filing order) are Phyllis Balagna and Bob White.
Ms. Balagna has served on the R-7 Board of Education since she was appointed to fill a vacated position during April 2012.
The annual municipal and school election will be held on April 2. In recent years, state law has changed to allow school districts to forego an election when two candidates file for two positions on the Board of Education. This saves taxpayer dollars because the school districts do not have to help with election-related expenses, which are normally divided between all entities with candidates or issues on the ballot.
Lee’s Summit R-7 has no other issues on the April 2 ballot, and the Board of Education candidates will not appear on the ballot. Following the April election, Ms. Balagna and Mr. White will be sworn in as Board of Education members for a three-year term.